John Peel

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    February 27, 2014

    The Greatest Musician of All Time Came to Dallas, And I Missed It

    Ever miss an un-missable concert? It's one of those pangs that lingers, fixed like a stamp on the back of your skull. It's a bad taste in your mouth that never leaves, a constant reminder of how your life could have been better had you seen (insert band name here) play live. Many Dallasites never ... More >>

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    May 2, 2012

    Looking To Pass The Time? Look At John Peel's Record Collection.

    I tried to do this yesterday, when the new website dedicated to legendary BBC radio DJ John Peel's amazing record collection, which counted roughly 26,000 LPs, was announced. But then too many vinyl obsessives feverishly converged on it at once, and the WEBSITE CRASHED. This is the power of the musi ... More >>

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    August 26, 2009

    John Peel's Dallas Sessions

    ​Waaaay back in May '07 I wrote about the late, great John Peel -- the Liverpudlian who made a stopover in Dallas in the early 1960s before becoming "The Most Important DJ in Rock History," per the subtitle of the book by and about the great man behind, natch, The Peel Sessions. That olden Unfair ... More >>

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    November 2, 2007

    Losing Its Edge: Josh Venable Needs a New On-Air Job, Like, Immediately

    Josh Venable, pictured doing the job he doesn't have as of today, damn it. There will be no Adventure Club on Sunday -- this Sunday or any other in the near future, at least not on KDGE-FM (102.1). Minutes after his pal Zac Crain posted the news on FrontBurner, Josh Venable called Unfair Park with t ... More >>

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    October 18, 2007
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    May 16, 2007
  • Music

    July 13, 2006

    Camera Obscura

    Let's Get Out of This Country (Merge)

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    May 4, 2006

    Falling Forward

    Not even middle age can slow the tongue of Mark E. Smith

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    March 23, 2006


    Something to Believe In/BBC Radio 1 Sessions (Young American)

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    December 1, 2005

    The Fall

    Fall Heads Roll (Narnack)

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    June 23, 2005

    Rise of the Pod People

    Podcasting: What it is, how to get it and what it means to the world of radio

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    November 11, 2004

    Remembering John Peel

    Influential DJ began his radio career in Dallas

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    October 31, 2002

    Number One With a Bullet

    You know you're right, you can't lose with rare Nirvana

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    January 11, 2001

    Scene, Heard

    Holiday schmoozing

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    September 21, 2000

    David Bowie

    Bowie at the Beeb: The Best of the BBC Sessions '68-'72

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    February 17, 2000

    My heart's reflection

    Genius plus love still equals Yo La Tengo

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    September 30, 1999

    High fidelity

    Pavement isn't breaking up. It's just learning how to grow old together.

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    August 26, 1999
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    August 5, 1999

    Built to last

    Last Beat Records creates its own scene with a new studio and rehearsal facility

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    December 17, 1998
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    December 3, 1998

    Wired shut

    Jawbox's odds-and-ends Scrapbook makes a wonderful farewell